Tiscover Extends Presence in Switzerland


has announced an agreement with top Swiss tourism region Oberwallis, to provide international web marketing for the region`s major tourist destinations.

Oberwallis destinations, including Aletsch, Goms, Grächen, Leukerbad, Lötschberg, Rund um Visp, Saas Fee/Saastal and Zermatt, will unite through Tiscover`s portal solutions to create a stronger promotion for the region and extend its tourism base.

Tiscover will work with the region`s tourist authorities and towns to provide portals offering reservations with accommodation providers and comprehensive resort information, including details of attractions, last-minute travel opportunities, weather reports and live web-cam pictures.

Oberwallis will also take advantage of Tiscover`s state-of-the-art back-office OM (office management) solution, which automates tourism providers` entire reservations processes, resulting in dramatically reduced booking times.


Tiscover operates the world`s leading family of destination portals, with its sites in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and more recently Northern Italy attracting over 57 million visitors and generating 225 million page views last year. Regarded as one of the most advanced and integrated reservation-distribution solution for the tourism industry, Tiscover offers a powerful tool for destination marketing organisations (DMOs) and accommodation providers to market products and take bookings online, both through their own websites and across Tiscover`s international portals.

Karsten Karcher
, Tiscover`s executive director of sales, marketing and finance commented: “This partnership consolidates Tiscover`s position as the leading     e-travel provider in the Swiss market, and, coming after a series of new wins in Italy, Germany and the UK, highlights our rapid expansion across Europe. The agreement with Oberwallis is a major win for us and is certain to further increase the marketing capability and profitability of this popular tourist region.”

Aletsch is the first destination in Oberwallis to implement the Tiscover system. Its re-launched destination site www.aletsch.ch
now offers travel and tourism information, accommodation bookings and holiday extras such as bike rentals.

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(18/02/2003) Tiscover Moves into Italy with Trentino Tie-up

(11/12/2002) Tiscover Moves into the UK Market